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02/22/14 - NNHS Newsletter
George Washingto
n's 282nd Birthday

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man
that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends
.”

- George Washington
(22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This birthday celebration is one that - naturally - we repeat each year:

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HOc9WVZbts -Yankee Doodle - Fife and Drum (The Awesome Towpath Volunteers), 2007


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington  

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/georgewashington/

http://www.earlyamerica.com/lives/gwlife/

http://www.georgewashington.si.edu/


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

  
 Happy Birthday today to 
Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID! 

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Richard Prince ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 - Carrie Forrest Fox ('52) of VA AND    Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA;

25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND     The President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC;

27 -     Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND       Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND     My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL;

28 -    Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;

29 - What WOULD Be a Happy Leap Year Day Birthday to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


YESTERDAY IN WWII:

February 21, 1945 - Japanese Kamikaze planes sank the escort carrier Bismarck Sea and damaged the Saratoga.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

February 22, 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory became inevitable.

February 22, 1943 - Members of White Rose were executed in Nazi Germany.

February 22, 1944 - American aircraft mistakenly bombed the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.


YESTERDAY IN 1964:

Friday, February 21, 1964 - Actor Huw Higginson was born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England.

Friday, February 21, 1964 - Astronaut Mark Kelly (identical twin of Scott Kelly), husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was born Mark Edward Kelly in Orange, New Jersey.

Friday, February 21, 1964 - Astronaut Scott Kelly (identical twin of Mark Kelly) was born Scott Joseph Kelly in Orange, New Jersey.

Friday, February 21, 1964 - Activist Jane Tomlinson was born Jane Emily Goward in Rothwell, West Yorkshire, England. She died of cancer on 03 Sept 2007 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England at the age of 43.


TODAY IN 1964:

Saturday, February 22, 1964 - Video game programmer Ed Boon was born Edward J. Boon in Chicago, Illinois.

Saturday, February 22, 1964 - Tennis player Gigi Fernández was born Beatriz Fernández in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


         From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/21/14 - "NNHS on Facebook":

I know that you do not do Facebook, but I expect that many of your subscribers do.

So, you might place this in one or more upcoming newsletters.

Thanks,
David


Fellow Members of Our TYPHOON Family:

  Jeanette McDonald Hornsby ('66 - of GA) has created a Facebook Group for NNHS. It currently has over 500 members, but some of you may not yet be aware of it.

Come on over and have a look around. Many of your friends and classmates are probably already there.

Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewportNewsHighSchool/

Also, I created a Group for the Class of 1964, and I invite classmates to stop by for a look … and maybe join.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/140147342784700/

I control admissions, and only classmates get in. Very safe.

Hope to see you there.
David Spriggs '64

   Thank you, David!

  "Does Macy's tell Gimbel's?"  

   Well, okay, just for you, Captain...


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/20/14 - "God Whispers":

Beautiful message and music.
Click on the link below, and be blessed.

God Whispers. This is awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/zf_0jzPQ8lo?rel=0

   OH, WOW! Thanks so much, Jimmy!


From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 02/20/14 - "Marine Corps Museum parking lot. What else would one expect?":

  A friend sent me this photo taken recently at Quantico, VA. - - outstanding!

Semper Fi
John

   EXCELLENT! Thank you so much for sharing this with us, John!

 
 


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/21/14 - "Who works when DC closes due to snow?":

 
Who works when DC closes due to snow?

Yep, a dedicated soldier who honors his fellow soldiers and is dedicated to honoring his fellow comrades! 

   AWESOME! Thanks so much, Haul Party!

 
 


        From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 02/21/14 - "The End of Maxine--REALLY FUNNY!!!":

"The End of Maxine"

As we progress into 2014, I want to thank you for your educational e-mails over the past year. I am totally screwed up now and have little chance  of recovery.
 

 
I can no longer open a bathroom door without using a paper towel, nor let the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.

I can't sit down on a hotel bedspread because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed.

I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking one's nose.

Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt  trip because I can only imagine how many gallons of Trans fats I have consumed over the years.

I can't touch any woman's  handbag for fear she has placed it on the floor of a public toilet.

I must send my special thanks for the email about rat poo in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing.
 
 

ALSO, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I can't have a drink in a bar because I fear I'll wake up in a bathtub full of ice with my kidneys gone.

I can't eat at KFC because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes, feet or feathers.

I can't use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

Thanks to you I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

Because of your concern, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer buy fuel without taking someone along to watch the car, so a  serial killer doesn't crawl in my back seat when I'm filling up.

I no longer use Cling Wrap in the microwave because it causes seven different types of cancer.

And thanks for letting me know I can't boil a cup of water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face, disfiguring me for life.

I no longer go to the cinema because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS when I sit down.

I no longer go to shopping centers because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me..


I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a huge phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore and Uzbekistan ...

Thanks to you I can't use anyone's toilet but mine because a big black snake could be lurking under the seat and cause me instant death when it bites my butt.

And thanks to your great advice I can't ever pick up a dime coin dropped in the car park because it was probably placed there by a sex molester waiting to grab me as I bend over.

I can't do any gardening because I'm afraid I'll get bitten by the Violin Spider and my hand will fall off.

If you don't send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, and the fleas from 120 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor’s ex mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's best friend's beautician!

Oh, and by the way...

A German scientist from Argentina, after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain activity read their e-mails with their hand on the mouse.

Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late.

P. S. I now keep my toothbrush in the living room, because I was told by e-mail that water splashes over 6 ft. out of the toilet.. 

NOW YOU HAVE YOURSELF A VERY GOOD DAY…

     Thanks, George!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/01/14 - "Dogs (#20 in a Series of 26)":

 

Happy New Year to dog lovers everywhere!

     HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Dools!

 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/06/14 - "OLD CANS .... (#11 in a Series of 15)":

  OLD CANS!

He used to go to all the public functions...especially the picture theaters. And he always carried a sugar bag to collect empty bottles and cans. His name was... Albert (Tapper) Torney.

Everyone thought he was a bit eccentric and kids would tease and hassle him. Then it was discovered that he sold the empty bottles but only some of the cans.

After he died in 1998 (aged 86) his large collection of model cars made from aluminum cans was discovered.

This goes to prove..."you shouldn't judge a book by its cover" - or a sculptor by his sugar bag. Some of his collection ---- AMAZING!


   WOWZERS! Thanks, Jimmy!
 
 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/10/14 - "Maxine on cold weather (#11 in a Series of 12)":

 
In light of more snow.  Thought you might enjoy these.  :) :)

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!

 
 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#6 in a Series of 37)":

 
Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....

Snow in Russia

Now THIS is winter!

~BRRRRRRRRR~

   YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!

 
 


BONUS GEORGE WASHINGTON FILET CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/hollywoodpatterns/3556498/george_washington_filet_crochet_chair_back_set_pattern/
supplies/craft_supplies/patterns/home_decor - George Washington Filet Crochet Chair Back Set - This vintage pattern costs $5.00, and to actually make it you'll need size 50 thread and a No. 12 steel hook, which means you'll need a pretty good pair of eyes, too, as that's extraordinarily fine work!


BONUS MARTHA WASHINGTON'S GREAT CAKE RECIPE:

http://uncpressblog.com/2011/06/02/happy-birthday-martha-washington/ - Martha Washington’s Great Cake - "...Martha Washington’s Great Cake is one of the few surviving recipes directly associated with her, so well liked that she had Martha Parke Custis, one of her granddaughters, copy it for members of the family. That original recipe is now part of the Mount Vernon collections. It is a cake that more than likely would have been served during the Christmas season as part of a grand Christmas dinner or Twelfth-Night party. It might also have been served at tea...."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 02/20/14:

Q. What do you call a ginger bread man with one leg?

A. Limp biscuit


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, March 6, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.  

2. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

3. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/20/14

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!    
             


Yankee Doodle
 

Father and I went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.

Chorus
Yankee doodle, keep it up
Yankee doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.

There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion
A-giving orders to his men
I guess there was a million.

Chorus

And then the feathers on his hat
They looked so' tarnal fin-a
I wanted pockily to get
To give to my Jemima.

Chorus

And then we saw a swamping gun
Large as a log of maple
Upon a deuced little cart
A load for father's cattle.

Chorus

And every time they shoot it off
It takes a horn of powder
It makes a noise like father's gun
Only a nation louder.

Chorus

I went as nigh to one myself
As' Siah's underpinning
And father went as nigh agin
I thought the deuce was in him.
We saw a little barrel, too
The heads were made of leather
They knocked upon it with little clubs
And called the folks together.

Chorus

And there they'd fife away like fun
And play on cornstalk fiddles
And some had ribbons red as blood
All bound around their middles.
The troopers, too, would gallop up
And fire right in our faces
It scared me almost to death
To see them run such races.

Chorus

Uncle Sam came there to change
Some pancakes and some onions
For' lasses cake to carry home
To give his wife and young ones.

Chorus

But I can't tell half I see
They kept up such a smother
So I took my hat off, made a bow
And scampered home to mother.

Chorus

Cousin Simon grew so bold
I thought he would have cocked it
It scared me so I streaked it off
And hung by father's pocket.

Chorus

And there I saw a pumpkin shell
As big as mother's basin
And every time they touched it off
They scampered like the nation.


Other Verses:

And there was Captain Washington,
With gentlefolks about him,
They say he's gown so 'tarnal proud
He will not ride without them.

Chorus

There came Gen'ral Washington
Upon a snow-white charger
He looked as big as all outdoors
And thought that he was larger.

Chorus


"Yankee Doodle/Yankee Doodle Dandy Medley" midi courtesy of http://www.lilesnet.com/patriotic/midi/default.html
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks, Dave! 

"Yankee Doodle" lyrics courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/america/ydoodle.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Charles Willson Peale 1772 Portrait of Washington courtesy of http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/faq/govern_a.html - 02/22/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.solarnavigator.net/history/george_washington.htm - 02/21/09

Gilbert Stuart Portrait of Washington courtesy of http://www.piersonphoto.com/Pierson2.htm - 02/22/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)

Flag Divider Bar clip art courtesy of http://www.cowboyclipart.net/patriotism/dividers.asp - 02/09/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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